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5 Moving Mistakes to Avoid

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Moving to a new home can be stressful. Whether you’re moving in-town, across the state, or moving to a different state entirely it’s important to have the moving information you need to make it as seamless as possible. The staff at Apple Moving helps Texans move everyday and has the experience you need to simplify your move.
We’ve discovered these helpful tips over the years that ensure your move will be simple, easy and less stressful.

Research Local Moving Companies

When you hire a moving company, you are trusting them to considerately and carefully move a lifetime of treasured belongings. It’s important to choose a licensed moving company with a solid reputation. Just because a moving company has a good website or clever marketing materials doesn’t mean they are staffed with experienced or honest employees.
When a moving company is licensed, you can verify that the license is current with the US Department of Transportation, that they carry an active insurance policy, and what their safety rating is. Check trusted resources like neighborhood reviews and the Better Business Bureau to see what type of complaints, if any, have been brought against the moving company in question.

Investigate Your New Area

Before you decide to relocate your home, it’s vital to research the new area where you’d like to move. If possible, plan a short trip to the area and spend some time getting to know the neighborhood. Plan on visiting shopping districts, schools, restaurants, or any local attractions. If you have an opportunity to visit the specific neighborhood where you’d like to move, take some time to chat with neighbors you may encounter.

If travel isn’t possible, there are ample online sites and forums where you can find up to date information about a potential new area. You should seek out information concerning schools, weather, crime rates, culture and cost of living. It’s beneficial to understand how your cost of living can change from one area to another. There are a variety of cost-of-living calculators available online so you can be prepared for an increase or decrease in your family’s budget.

Schedule Your Move in Advance

Thousands of people move in and out of Texas every year. In fact, almost 5 million people have moved to the state of Texas over the last nine years. Moving companies book moves months in advance and their schedules fill up quickly! Scheduling your move well in advance guarantees you’ll be able to book with the company you trust. Moving companies are most in demand at the beginning, exact middle, and end of each month. If you can schedule your move on an off-peak day, you’re more likely to be able to secure the moving company you want and potentially get a better rate.

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute to Pack

Giving yourself plenty of time to pack is the best way to guarantee everything is packed properly and you only move the things you truly want. At Apple Moving, we recommend you give yourself four to six weeks to pack your entire house. Remember, you’ll also need time to gather moving supplies such as boxes, packing material and packing tape.
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, it’s time to start organizing. Take things one room at a time. Before packing an item, ask yourself if it’s useful or if it brings you joy. If the answer is yes, pack it in a labeled box and continue on. If the answer is no, begin a box for items to be donated to your local charity shop or throw the item in the trash. Moving is an opportunity for a fresh start! If you give yourself the time to declutter, your new space will feel fresh and revived.

Save Your Moving Receipts

We move for many different reasons. Whether it’s relocation for a job, school or medical reasons – your move may be tax deductible. If your move qualifies, you can deduct things like packing and transportation to your new home, storage and insurance, and utility fees.
In the early stages of planning your move, create a file to store all receipts related to your move. These receipts will help you provide an accurate total of your moving expenses when it’s time to file your taxes.

Apple Moving Can Move You Anywhere

Apple Moving is a full-service moving company that has the expertise and equipment to quickly and safely handle any type or size of move. For over 25 years, our trusted movers have been providing five star service at affordable prices to the people of San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Get a moving quote from Apple Moving today!